Southern Indiana Living

JUL-AUG 2012

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top 10 Outdoor summer Destinations 4. Veteran's Trail at Lake Salinda 7. Buffalo Trace Park The brand new Veteran's Trail at Lake Salinda in Salem was dedicated in May and includes two trails — a paved walkway and a primitive trail. Hikers can enjoy the lake, bird watching, KLNLQJ SLFQLF DUHDV DQG D ÀHOGHG DUHD IRU IULVEHH RU RWKHU DFWLYL- ties all while honoring the military with commemorative plaques on picnic tables throughout. The excavated primitive trail is .65 miles behind the lake, and the paved road trail is .8 miles with lake views. The trails also can be combined into one longer walk. www.cityofsalemin.com, 812-883-4265 5. Hoosier National Forest :LWK DFUHV DQG WUXO\ VRPHWKLQJ IRU HYHU\RQH WKH +RRVLHU 1DWLRQDO )RUHVW OHDYHV SOHQW\ WR H[SORUH IRU WKH HQWLUH VXPPHU 3DFN D FRROHU DQG KHDG RXW IRU D ZHHNHQG RI FDPSLQJ KLNLQJ ELNLQJ ERDWLQJ VZLPPLQJ VLJKWVHHLQJ ZLOGOLIH VSRW- ting and geology explorations. ,QFOXGHG LQ WKH IRUHVW LV WKH +HPORFN &OLffV 7UDLO D PLOH WUDLO WKDW OHDGV \RX LQWR WKH FDQ\RQ XQGHU D OXVK FDQRS\ RI ODUJH WUHHV WKURXJK URFN VKHOWHUV DQG SDVW KLJK VHDVRQDO ZDWHUIDOOV ZZZ IV XVGD JRY KRRVLHU 8. Sycamore Springs Park 9. Letty Walter Park Tired of the same old summer hangouts? Get off the couch and enjoy Southern Indiana's outdoor attrac- tions that will make this season one to remember! $GG VRPH GLVF JROI VDQG YROOH\EDOO DQG WHQQLV WR \RXU VXP- PHU IXQ DW %XffDOR 7UDFH 3DUN QHDU 3DOP\UD 7KH SDUN SDFNV D ORW RI SXQFK LQWR DFUHV LQFOXGLQJ D VZLPPLQJ DUHD FDQRH DQG SDGGOH ERDW UHQWDOV ÀVKLQJ D ZDONLQJ WUDLO SHWWLQJ ]RR SLFQLF SDYLOLRQV KRUVHVKRH SLWV DQG PRUH &DOO LW D IXQ VXPPHU GD\ www.harrisoncoparks.com, 812-364-6112 2QH GD\ ZLOO QRW EH HQRXJK WLPH WR H[SORUH DOO DFUHV RI WKLV SULYDWHO\ RZQHG IDUP VR SODQ WR VSHQG WKH QLJKW LQ RQH RI the primitive or RV lots. The property includes abundant wild- OLIH VSRWWLQJ RSSRUWXQLWLHV SOD\JURXQGV ÀVKLQJ SRQGV FOLffV EOXffV OD]\ ULYHU UDIWLQJ DQG PXFK PRUH www.sycamorespringspark.com, 812-338-3846 Sports enthusiasts will not be disappointed with this park DORQJ /LWWOH ,QGLDQ &UHHN LQ )OR\GV .QREV &RQWDLQHG LQ MXVW DFUHV DUH EDVNHWEDOO FRXUWV IRRWEDOO DQG VRFFHU ÀHOGV KRUVHVKRH SLWV EDVHEDOO ÀHOG WHQQLV FRXUWV VDQG YROOH\EDOO FRXUW DQG D playground. www.nafcparks.org, 812-948-5360 6. Blue River Valley Farm 1HHG D JHWDZD\ IURP PRGHUQ OLIH WKLV VXPPHU" 9LVLW %OXH 5LYHU 9DOOH\ )DUP LQ 0LOOWRZQ IRU DQ DJULFXOWXUDO ZHHNHQG VWD\ DW WKH DFUH IDUP·V UHQRYDWHG IDUPKRXVH ZKLOH H[SORULQJ DOO DVSHFWV RI IDUP OLIH ZLWK \RXU IDPLO\ %RUGHULQJ %OXH 5LYHU WKH IDUP KDV DOO NLQGV RI IDUP DQLPDOV WR LQWHUDFW ZLWK DQG REVHUYH you pick produce, nature trails, river swimming, and a 5,000 VTXDUH IRRW JDUGHQ 7KH IDUP LV D FORVH GULYH WR 0DUHQJR &DYH ZLQHULHV DQG &DYH &RXQWU\ &DQRHV ZZZ EOXHULYHUYDOOH\IDUP FRP 10. Springs Valley Trail :LWK PLOHV RI KLNLQJ KRUVHEDFN ULGLQJ DQG PRXntain ELNLQJ WKH 6SULQJV 9DOOH\ 7UDLO FLUFOHV DQG RffHUV VFHQLF YLHZV RI 6SULQJV 9DOOH\ /DNH 7KHUH DOVR LV D FDPSJURXQG DYDLODEOH Horse riders and mountain bikers must have a trail permit. ZZZ LQGLDQDRXWÀWWHUV FRP VLOLYLQJPDJ FRP •

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